VMware vSphere 8.0 | 11 OCT 2022

VMware Host Client 2.5.0 | 11 OCT 2022 | Build 20374953

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

VMware Host Client Overview

The VMware Host Client is an HTML5-based client that is used to connect to and manage single ESXi hosts. It can be used to perform administrative tasks to manage host resources such as virtual machines, networking, and storage. The VMware Host Client can also be helpful for troubleshooting individual virtual machines or hosts if vCenter Server and the vSphere Client are unavailable.

For more information, see the vSphere 8.0 Documentation.

What's New in This Release

  • Support for virtual machine hardware version 20

  • Improvements of the user interface to comply with the accessibility standards

  • Ability to change the user interface theme

  • User interface localization available for Italian language

  • Customizable login banner screen of the ESXi host

Previous Releases

  • VMware Host Client 1.37.0

  • VMware Host Client 1.34.8

  • VMware Host Client 1.34.4

  • VMware Host Client 1.34.0

  • VMware Host Client 1.33.3

  • VMware Host Client 1.30.0

  • VMware Host Client 1.25.0

  • VMware Host Client 1.21

  • VMware Host Client 1.8

  • VMware Host Client 1.4

  • VMware Host Client 1.2

  • VMware Host Client 1.0

Resolved Issues

  • The VMware Host Client supports direct SSH to the ESXi host within a browser

    When you log in to the VMware Host Client with Google Chrome, you can download and install the Secure Shell plug-in. As a result, when you navigate to Actions > SSH Console, the terminal window appears and you have direct SSH access to the ESXi host.

    This issue was resolved in this release.

Known Issues

  • You might not change the Load balancing setting of NIC teaming

    The Load balancing setting of NIC teaming might not change when you select the Inherit from vSwitch option.

    Perform the following steps to reproduce the issue:

    1. Open Google Chrome and log in to the VMware Host Client.

    2. Click Networking in the VMware Host Client inventory and click Management Network.

    3. Click Edit settings.

      Result: The Edit port group - Management Network window appears.

    4. Expand NIC teaming.

      1. From the Load balancing drop-down menu, select Inherit from vSwitch and click Save.

    5. Complete steps 1-4.

    6. The Load balancing option remains unchanged.


    Override the Policy with the same settings as vSwitch, without using Inherit from vSwitch.

    Do not edit configstore.

  • The Current reading parameter of the Fan Redundancy health sensor displays Redundancy lost

    Although the system fan health sensor is in green status, the Current reading parameter displays Redundancy lost. When you run the ESXCLI command esxcli hardware ipmi sdr list, the Computed reading returns a Fully Redundant value. As both Current reading and Computed reading parameters are the same, the Redundancy lost value is false.

    Perform the following steps to reproduce this issue:

    1. Install an ESXi 8.0 guest operating system.

    2. Log in to the VMware Host Client.

    3. Click Monitor in the VMware Host Client inventory.

    4. On the Hardware tab, click System sensors.

    5. Search for Fan sensors.   

      Result: Current reading column for System Board 1 Fan Redundancy 0 displays Redundancy lost.

    Workaround: None

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